Paducah Recreation Center

The Paducah Recreation Center is located at 1527 Martin Luther King Jr., Drive in the historic Fountain Avenue Neighborhood.  The facility includes a gymnasium, stage, kitchen, conference room, and classrooms.

Hours are subject to change on a month by month basis. See our November Calendar for a schedule of classes and activities.

Membership Information

All memberships are good for 365 days from the date of purchase. (Previously, memberships were good only for the calendar year.)  All memberships are on a card that attaches to a key ring (key fob). These key fobs will have a bar code assigned to each member of your household. Once you enter the facility, scan the fob for your class, activity, or open gym.  Bring this key fob every time you enter the facility!  Activity Punch Passes will also be added to the same key fob when purchased.

Paducah Recreation Center Membership Prices are listed below:

  • Paducah Recreation Center GOLD Membership (Individual or Family): $60.00
  • Paducah Recreation Center Yearly Membership (Individual or Family): $20.00
  • Activity Punch Pass (20 Class Visits): $10.00
  • Daily Drop In Visit (Open Gyms Only): $5.00 
  • Lost Key Fob Replacement: $5.00

A family consists of parents/guardians and their children. All persons 18 years of age or older must purchase their own membership account unless they are purchasing a family membership with their spouse.

Activities included in the $20 Yearly Individual or Family Membership at no extra cost include Open Gym, Walking Club, Basketball Open Gym, Family Open Gym*, Youth Open Gym, Pickleball Open Gym, Home School Open Gym**, Tiny Tot Open Gym, and Volleyball Open Gym. There are two membership options to participate in classes at the Paducah Recreation Center. A Yearly Membership is $20 and is good for 365 days. After that you can purchase an Activity Punch Pass for $10 which gets you into 20 classes or pay a $1 drop in rate as you go to each class. A GOLD Membership costs $60 and is good for 365 days. No additional fees are needed to participate in classes after purchasing the GOLD Membership. Classes currently offered include: Booty Jam, Chair Yoga, Mat Yoga, Tai Chi/Yoga Fusion, Mid-East Dance, Fitness Fusion, SharQui, and Yoga Relax & Restore.

Memberships can be purchased at any time throughout the upcoming year.  They are valid for 365 days. There is a $5 charge if you need to replace your key fob membership anytime throughout the 365 days. Certain sports leagues, sports tournaments, and special events at the facillity are excluded in the cost for membership and could have separate registration fees. Call Paducah Parks and Recreation at 270-444-8508 for more information.

The Paducah Recreation Center allows non-members to participate in Open Gym, Basketball Open Gym, Tiny Tot Open Gym, Volleyball Open Gym, Youth Open Gym, and Walking Club for a drop-in rate of $5 per day. Non-members who choose to become a member during a day where they paid the $5 drop-in rate, the $5 can be applied to the membership fee. However, any drop-in payments on previous days cannot be used towards a membership.

Parents Night Out

Need an evening out without the kids? Kids ages 5-12 years old are invited for a night of pizza, games, and arts & crafts at the Paducah Recreation Center from 6 until 9 p.m. on select dates. Enjoy an opportunity to take a well-deserved break while your children are safe and having a blast with the Recreation staff. Fee is $10 per child. Pre-registration is required since space is limited.  Register at the Paducah Parks & Recreation Office located at 1400 HC Mathis Drive, call 270-444-8508, or register online.  Upcoming Parents Night Out Dates

Open Gym

Open Gym

Members can participate in a variety of activities offered at the Paducah Recreation Center. This includes basketball, volleyball, pickleball, badminton, spikeball, futsal, floor hockey, cornhole, along with other various activities. All you need to do is ask our staff. The court needs to be shared with other members who may not want to play in full court pick up games. Monday and Thursday afternoons, 2:30-6:15 p.m., and Tuesday evenings, 6:15-9 p.m. 

Basketball Open Gym

Open Gym time for basketball only. Members can bring their own basketball or check out a basketball with our staff. Mondays and Wednesday evenings, 6:30-9 p.m. 

Volleyball Open Gym

Open Gym time for volleyball only. Members can bring their own volleyball or check out a volleyball with our staff. Thursday evenings, 6:30-9 p.m., and Sunday afternoons, 1:30-4:30 p.m. 

Tiny Tot Open Gym

Open Gym time for children ages 12 months - 5 years old. Parents/Guardians are invited too. There is toddler friendly equipment and toys, with lots of space to run. Monday mornings, 9:30-11:30 a.m. 

Family Open Gym

Open Gym time for families with children 16 years old and younger. Parent/guardian must attend with children 10 and under. Members can bring their own basketball or check out a basketball with our staff. Members can participate in a variety of activities including basketball, volleyball, pickleball, badminton, spikeball, futsal, floor hockey, and cornhole. Tuesday afternoons, 2:30-6 p.m. 

Homeschool Open Gym

Open Gym time for home schooled children and their families. Homeschool Open Gym offers both physical fitness and social time. Members can participate in a variety of activities including basketball, volleyball, pickleball, badminton, spikeball, futsal, floor hockey, and cornhole. Wednesday afternoons, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. 

Pickleball Open Gym

Open Gym time for pickleball players. Two courts are setup open for singles or doubles play. Be ready to rotate players in after your game concludes if there are more participants than court space allows. Equipment is available to check out. Tuesdays: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Facility Reservations

The Paducah Recreation Center is available for reservations for athletic and fitness activities only.  To reserve the facility, complete the Paducah Recreation Center Application Form and email to or fill out a permit online. Reservation requests much be approved by Paducah Parks & Recreation since there is regularly scheduled programming at the facility. For additional information, contact 270-444-8508.

Facility Rules

  • Must wear athletic shoes on gym floor
  • Must sign in upon entry and present Member ID card
  • No dunking or hanging on rims of basketball goals
  • Equipment must be checked out at the office
  • Equipment must be signed back in at the office before leaving the facility
  • No profanity
  • No rough housing
  • Must follow additional game rules during league play
  • Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult

Sportsmanship – All players, coaches and spectators are required to display good sportsmanship before, during and after all games on and off the court/field while at Paducah Parks and Recreation activities. Players, coaches, and spectators not displaying good sportsmanship may be ejected or suspended as determined by the Paducah Parks and Recreation staff in accordance with the Parks Behavior Policy.

Paducah Parks and Recreation Behavior Policy - Paducah Parks and Recreation under no circumstance will tolerate verbal and/or physical abuse of any staff member, umpire/referee, or program participant. The penalties for any of the above behaviors are strict and strongly enforced. First time offenders may be suspended for a minimum of 1-year from all Parks and Recreation Programming. It is our mission that all participants as well as employees feel safe and are protected from any type of abuse.

Facility Amenities

The Paducah Recreation Center features a sport court for basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, futsal, and many more activities.  A conference room is available next to the court that also serves as a yoga classroom.  The conference room has a pass-through area to the large kitchen.  In the kitchen, find a refrigerator, work island, a double oven, two stoves, sink, and warming containers.  The kitchen has a concession opening to the sports court.  At the end of the court is a stage.  Upstairs, there's a large area that is open to the court below in addition to a smaller open area, both perfect for classes.  The restroom facilities include a shower.


Large sports court

Benches and flooring

Stage at end of sports court


Large kitchen next to sports court


Two stoves and double oven in kitchen


Serving area and concessions windows


Conference room next to sports court

 Upstairs Small Meeting Room

Upstairs classroom/meeting area (small section)

 Upstairs Large Open Area

Upstairs classroom/meeting area (large section)

Virtual Fitness Videos

View these videos for a virtual fitness experience when you cannot make it to class. These are taught by some of our Paducah Recreation Center instructors.  Classes have been modified to allow for the best virutal experience and include Mid-East Dance, SharQui, Booty Jam, Chair Yoga, and Sculpt and Tone.  For more virtual recreation experiences, events, and activities, visit Recreation @ Home

Sculpt & Tone - 6/3/2020
Chair Yoga - 6/3/2020
Booty Jam - 6/3/2020
Mid-East Dance - 6/4/2020
SharQui - 6/4/2020
Mid-East Dance - 6/11/2020
SharQui - 6/11/2020
Sculpt & Tone - 6/17/2020
Chair Yoga - 6/17/2020
Mid-East Dance - 6/18/2020
SharQui - 6/18/2020
Sculpt & Tone - 6/24/2020
Chair Yoga - 6/24/2020
Booty Jam - 6/24/2020
Mid-East Dance - 6/25/2020
SharQui - 6/25/2020
Sculpt & Tone - 7/1/2020
Chair Yoga - 7/1/2020
SharQui - 7/2/2020
Mid-East Dance - 7/9/2020
SharQui - 7/9/2020
SharQui - 7/16/2020
Sculpt & Tone - 7/22/2020
Chair Yoga - 7/22/2020
Mid-East Dance - 7/23/2020
SharQui - 7/23/2020
Mid-East Dance - 8/3/2020
SharQui - 8/5/2020
Sculpt & Tone - 8/12/2020
Chair Yoga - 8/12/2020
SharQui - 8/12/2020
Mid-East Dance - 8/17/2020
SharQui - 8/19/2020
SharQui - 8/26/2020
Mat Yoga - 11/10/2020
SharQui - 11/10/2020
Chair Yoga - 11/11/2020
Mat Yoga - 11/12/2020
Chair Yoga - 11/16/2020
Mat Yoga - 11/17/2020
SharQui - 11/17/2020
Chair Yoga - 11/18/2020
Mat Yoga - 11/19/2020
Chair Yoga - 11/30/2020
SharQui - 12/1/2020
Chair Yoga - 12/2/2020
Mat Yoga - 12/3/2020
SharQui - 12/8/2020
Chair Yoga - 12/9/2020
Chair Yoga - 12/14/2020
Mat Yoga - 12/15/2020
SharQui - 12/15/2020
Chair Yoga - 1/4/2021
SharQui - 1/5/2021
Chair Yoga - 1/6/2021